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July 8, 2015
An unplanned shutdown has forced Shell to declared a force majeure on styrene monomer at Scotford, AB, where the company operates a refinery. Problems at the site mean that Shell...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Shell-declares-force-majeure-on-styrene-from-Canadian-site_72016.html
July 8, 2015
BASF says it will begin increasing the price for caprolactam and nylon-6 polymer by 10 cts/lb in North America, effective 15 July or as contracts allow. Effective 1 August or as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/BASF-to-raise-prices-of-caprolactam-nylon-6-and-styrene-butadiene-polymers-in-North-America_71999.html
July 6, 2015
Western Potash Corp (Vancouver) said on Monday that Beijing Tairui Innovation Capital Management has agreed to make a strategic equity investment of C$80 million ($63.2 million) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Chinese-private-equity-firm-makes-offer-to-buy-majority-stake-in-Western-Potash_71957.html
July 1, 2015
During the week ended 27 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased year-over-year (YOY) on a steep decline in Mexico....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/North-America-weekly-chemical-rail-traffic-drops-1-3-percent-YOY_71831.html
June 26, 2015
Clariant says that it has appointed Allen Ferguson as its oil services manager for Canada. As the head, Ferguson will expand the division's market presence by developing specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Clariant-appoints-head-of-oil-services-business-in-Canada_71683.html
June 24, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the remaining shares of Allana Potash (Toronto), a mining company engaged in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/ICL-completes-acquisition-of-Allana-Potash_71524.html
June 24, 2015
During the week ended 20 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined 0.3% year-over-year (YOY) as gains in the United States were not enough to offset declines in Mexico....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/North-America-weekly-chemical-rail-traffic-down-0-3-percent-YOY_71593.html
June 18, 2015
CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) plans to debottleneck the urea plant at the Courtright nitrogen complex in Sarnia, ON, beginning later this year. The company expects to complete the project in the fourth quarter of 2017 for a cost of $85 million. CF says the investment will increase production capacity at Courtright for urea-based products such as diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), granular urea, and urea liquor by 130,000 m.t./year....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/CF-Industries-plans-$85-million-urea-debottlenecking-at-Sarnia_71459.html
June 18, 2015
Canpotex (Saskatoon) says it has hired National Steel Car of Hamilton, ON, to manufacture 700 railcars designed to transport potash from Saskatchewan to coastal ports. The company puts the value of its investment in the railcars at C$70 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Canpotex-places-order-for-700-railcars-to-transport-potash_71456.html
June 18, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has made a venture capital investment in Wiivv Wearables (Vancouver). The minority investment was made jointly with financial investor Formation 8 (Palo...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Evonik-invests-in-Canada-startup_71442.html
June 17, 2015
During the week ended 13 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 2.1% year-over-year (YOY) on declines in Canada and Mexico....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/North-America-weekly-chemical-railcar-traffic-down-2-1-percent-YOY_71405.html
June 16, 2015
Deinove (Montpellier, France), a biotech company developing processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, on Tuesday announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Deinove-partners-with-POS-Bio-Sciences-to-develop-production-of-carotenoids_71349.html
June 16, 2015
Nova Chemicals has commissioned and begun operating a semi-commercial scale, nine-layer blown-film co-extrusion line at the company’s Centre for Performance Applications at Calgary, AB. Nova says the unit will be the cornerstone of additional investments at the facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Nova-commissions-semi-commercial-nine-layer-blown-film-line_71368.html
June 16, 2015
Phosphate fertilizer producer MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) on Monday said it had received revised proposals from third parties active in the fertilizer and agriculture sector. MBAC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/MBAC-receives-proposals-as-part-of-a-review-to-address-liquidity-problems_71363.html
June 16, 2015
Potash mining company Allana Potash (Toronto) says that, at a special meeting held on 15 June, shareholders and optionholders of the company approved the previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Allana-Potash-shareholders-approve-acquisition-by-ICL_71358.html
June 12, 2015

During the week ended 6 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America fell year-over-year (YOY) on declines in the United States. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,174 carloads, flat from the previous week, and down 4.4% YOY, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) https://www.aar.org/. Chemical railcar traffic in North America is up 0.8% for the year to date, versus a 2.3% decrease in all railcar traffic, according to AAR.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/North-America-weekly-chemical-rail-traffic-down_71235.html
June 12, 2015
Argex Titanium (Montreal) says that it will consider plans to seek joint-venture partners for a project to build a titanium dioxide (TiO2) plant at Valleyfield, PQ. The project would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Argex-may-invite-partners-for-TiO2-project-seeks-financing-for-FEED-phase_71266.html
June 12, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, says that it has made a binding offer for the acquisition of Lucas Meyer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/IFF-to-acquire-cosmetics-ingredients-company-based-in-Canada_71232.html
June 12, 2015
Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) says it plans to proceed with final investment decision (FID) for its export-oriented liquefied natural gas project in British Columbia (BC) subject to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Petronas-led-consortium-to-build-LNG-complex-in-British-Columbia_71225.html
June 11, 2015
Vopak and Inter Pipeline (Calgary, AB), a transportation and storage company, say that Inter Pipeline has completed the acquisition of four petroleum and petrochemical storage...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Canadian-firm-acquires-Vopaks-petroleum-and-petrochemical-terminals-in-Sweden_71166.html
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